Who Is In Charge God Or The Building Department?
If you're in church, there's a good chance that God will
be in charge of anything that happens in your life, but when you're
building a home and you need to deal with the building Department, make
no mistake there's only one person in charge and it isn't God.
Some building departments can make your life a living nightmare, while others seem to make every possible effort to make the process as smooth as possible. I don't know how it was when God created the world or how difficult it was for God to construct this planet, but the building department seems to have a more difficult time with building permits and home construction.
I don't know how the building departments got so powerful, but we've gotten to the point where we can't even change out water heaters or build certain size fences without having a building inspector glance at the project after it is completed.
I was just looking at a list of services that require building permits from a local city that I was planning on doing some remodeling work in. I couldn't believe that the city required permits for so many different types of small remodeling or construction projects.
All I can really say about the building department is this, they're in charge and God isn't, especially when it comes to remodeling, home repairs or even new home construction and you better not forget it. If you're nice to them, there's a good chance that they will be helpful and friendly with you.
No matter what you think of the building department, just keep this in mind, you might not work for them, but they can often create more work for you, especially if you're not going to remember who's actually in charge.